Assad to use “all legitimate means” against Turkish aggression_reutersPhoto: Reuters

Assad to use “all legitimate means” against Turkish aggression

Syrian President Bashar Assad held talks with visiting Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayyed, during which they discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries, especially in the areas of border security and combating terror.

According to Syrian state media, during their meeting President Assad emphasized that his country will respond to Turkish aggression against any part of Syria’s territory. He further underscored that Ankara’s current invasion of northeast Syria – under pretext of its own security concerns – falls under President Erdogan’s ambitions of regional domination. As such, Assad vowed that Damascus will employ “all legitimate means” available to repel Turkish forces from Syrian lands.